Tonia Jones – Yoga Teacher

Ashtanga – Primary Series

The primary series of Ashtanga Yoga is made up of a set sequence of yoga postures.

 

The practice begins with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara), 5 of variation A and 5 of variation B. The  standing sequence of postures follows and the series ends with the finishing sequence.

 

The practice is designed to flow with the breath – one breath, one movement, making it a moving meditation.

 

The Ashtanga Primary Series is called Yoga Chikitsa, meaning yoga therapy, because of the cleansing and toning effect it has on both body and mind. On a physical level the postures of the Primary Series build strength and flexibility in the body, loosening tight muscles and realigning and detoxifying the body and nervous system.

On a mental level, regular practice improves focus, willpower, mind-body awareness and mood. On a subtle level the Primary series works to clear the body’s energy channels or Nadi’s allowing energy or prana to flow more freely.

Tonia Jones – Yoga Teacher

I am a qualified Yoga teacher and have worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for the last 18 years, running my own practice in Great Malvern. I have been practising yoga for over 20 years in various locations and with various teachers.

Having enjoyed and benefited from the alignment focus of Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, I have developed a passion for Ashtanga Yoga and have been fortunate enough to train under David Swenson (one of the Western worlds foremost practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga).

One-to-one Tuition

One-to-one sessions are available if you wish to use yoga to rehabilitate from injury, improve flexibility and strength or improve and refine your yoga practice.

Sessions are an hour long and £40. A Yoga One-to-one can be combined with Remedial or Sports Massage Therapy where appropriate.

Beginners

Join us on

Mondays

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Please come 5–10 minutes early

 

This class is suitable for all although some experience of yoga is helpful. The environment is relaxed and supportive with plenty of opportunity to take rest and simply follow the breath. Posture modifications are offered throughout.

 

Prices: Drop in £10

Prices: Five Class Pass £42.50

Prices: (valid for 3 months)

 

Location:

Great Malvern Yoga Studio, 
73 Church Street, 

Malvern WR14 2AE

Yoga For Runners

Join us on

Thursdays

7.00pm – 8.15pm

Please come 5–10 minutes early

 

Building from a background of Remedial and Sports Massage Therapy, I have created a class to help and prevent the issues I see on a regular basis in my practice.

 

A combination of stretching and strengthening to support your body, helping prevent injury and improve function and performance.

 

Book ahead of time to be assured a place
(booking details below).

 

Prices: Drop in £10

Prices: Five Class Pass £42.50

Prices: (valid for 3 months)

 

Location:

Venue (TBC)
Church Street,

Great Malvern